McDonough ILGenWeb ILGenWeb

T. B. Hughes

HUGHES, T. B., proprietor of a flourishing confectionery and restaurant in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Hunterdon County, N. J., November 2, 1858. His father and mother, Jared and Rohana (Hartpents) Hughes, were also natives of that county. T. B. Hughes was the fourth of six children born to his parents, and after his course at the common school was completed remained at home until the fall of 1881. Then he worked on a farm near Bushnell until 1885. Subsequently, he was clerk in a hotel for three years, and after leaving that position spent thirteen years in conducting a depot lunch counter and restaurant on the north side of the public square. This he sold out, and came to Macomb, where, on November 24, 1902, he bought a confectionery and restaurant on the north side of the public square. He sold a half interest in this in August, 1902, to T. J. Fennell. The concern handles all varieties of confectionery, manufactures ice cream, and does a fine restaurant business.

On February 18, 1891, Mr. Hughes was united in marriage with May L. Hathwell, who was born and schooled in Bushnell. Politically, Mr. Hughes is a Republican, and although devoting close attention to business affairs, takes an active interest in his party's success. He served four years as Alderman of the Second Ward in Bushnell. Fraternally, he is a member of the I. O. O. F.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 914-915, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

McDonough County ILGenWeb Copyright